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Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:27am
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Energy

The new carbon pollution rules the Obama administration announced on Monday will help spur the natural gas industry and renewable energy like wind and solar power, but executives and analysts said they did not see the nation’s reliance on coal disappearing anytime soon.

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Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power

Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:33am
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, Tom Matzzie — by working as a political operative on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and on building the antiwar movement that helped usher President Obama into office — became convinced that the key to creating change was to make it easy for people to participate.

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U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

Published: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 6:17pm
Category: 
Energy

As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.

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Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:40am
Category: 
Energy

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

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Salvation Gets Cheap

Published: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:11pm

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect.